Skip to comments.Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.
Posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST by chessplayer
This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election."
Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's black establishment thinks it has first dibs on IL-02, and apparently believes that "Jackson's seat" (as if he ever owned it) can't be appropriately represented by a white person, even though the early frontrunner is clearly liberal on most issues.
Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election.
With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to seek the seat, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring.
Losing Jacksons seat would be a blow to the black establishment. Chicago, long a center of black cultural and political power its the home of the nations first black president, Barack Obama, and the first black member of Congress, Oscar De Priest * - would see its delegation in the Congressional Black Caucus diminish from three seats to two. And theres Jackson background as the son of iconic civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Jacksons district, which he was elected to in 1995, contains a small majority of black voters.
... The battle we have is that we cant afford to lose a black voice in Congress, she (Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago who formerly worked for Jackson Jr.) added. It would be a terrible loss in many ways.
We’re ALL suppposed to be color bind, right?
No, only those wascally wasist wepubwicans.
OMG, that would be terrible. He’d be.....white.
Time for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain to run for that seat.
Or is it that whites aren't qualifies to represent *anyone* but blacks are qualified to represent *everyone*?
Should we assign the rest of the seats to whites only?
Once a seat goes black, it don’t go back.
these people are just downright racist.
It don’t matter this Chicago they are all corupt. Run a purple person and they will still be taking kick backs.
Until I see more blacks support achievers like Allen West, I shall continue to believe that they have a real problem with life.
And I no longer give a smelly Obama about them.
If they FEAR a “white person”, they’re RACIST!
Did they fail to notice J.J. Junior was stealing them blind?
They're the wrong KIND of black, you silly goose!
Judge a person not by the color of their skin but, by the content of their character. Right?
Meanwhile, whites go around in fear of being the target of a new ethnic relations game called “Beat the Crap Out Of Whitey For The Hell Of IT”
You nailed it! Black is only beautiful if the black person is a Demoncrat.
They're both much blacker than Obama. He's just "high yellah".